Section 19-87 Performance pay increases.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 19230 on 09/18/2006, Section 19-87 read as follows.
(a) Advancement to a higher salary rate within an established salary range shall
be called a
merit increase. The salary of each permanent classified employee shall be reviewed by the
department head in conjunction with performance evaluations for the purpose of determining
eligibility for salary increase. All personnel records, attendance, citations, and length of service
shall be considered in making recommendations with major emphasis placed on the evaluation of
efficiency and effectiveness of performance of services rendered. After the above analysis by the
department head, and subject to the review of the director, a permanent classified employee may
be entitled to upward salary adjustments until the established maximum salary for the
classification has been reached.
(b) The department head shall submit the recommended increase and an evaluation
employee on appropriate forms to the director for review sufficiently in advance of the effective
date of the increase to allow time for review and consideration.
(c) Department heads may recommend to the director that merit pay increases
be granted to
individual employees at intervals more often than the normal increments. Such specific merit
increases shall be based upon exceptional performance of duties expected of the position.
(d) Required minimal performance and
salary reviews (as prescribed by the city manager
for a given classification) shall be conducted as follows:
(1) Employees, other than police officers and firefighters,
shall receive performance
, or salary reviews, or both
at mid-point and completion of probationary and
qualifying periods, on the first day of the pay period one (1) year after completion of the
probationary/qualifying period, then annually thereafter.
(2) Police officers shall receive
on the anniversary of their
every six (6) months for three (3) years from date of hire , then annually thereafter.
officers shall serve an eighteen (18) month probationary period.
Merit pay increase eligibility
begins one (1) year from date of hire, then annually thereafter.
(3) Firefighters shall receive performance reviews
every six (6) months during the eighteen
(18) month probationary period. Merit pay increase eligibility begins one (1) year from date of
hire and annually thereafter.
(e) Service requirements for advancement within pay ranges and for other purposes
specified in these regulations, shall have the implication of continuous service, which means
employment in the city service without break or interruption, such as resignation, leave without
pay for more than two (2) calendar weeks, unauthorized leave, extended military leave, and so
(Code 1964, § 22.520(5)(a)--(e); Ord. No. 16618, § 1, 9-18-00;
Ord. No. 18254, § 1, 9-20-04)
Editor's note - Ord. No. 18254, § 1, adopted September 20, 2004, which amended section 19-87
above, shall be in full force and effect from and after October 1, 2004.